The Drunk Frog
A reader writes:
That's no mere drunk frog ... that’s the great Serge Gainsbourg, THE drunk frog. An incomparable songwriter, master of suave wit and understatement in performance (excluding his destroyed final days, witnessed in the clip you posted), agent provocateur and shatterer of sexual taboos. I defy anyone to show me another modern musical artist who wove such elegant and original magic out of sleaze and perversity. Okay, fine. Isaac Hayes, in his prime... the black-American, anglophone answer to Gainsbourg’s French, Jewish classy-creep persona.